Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
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On a chilly Sunday evening, the main entrance to Beth David Reform Congregation in Gladwyne is dark, the parking lot almost empty. Inside, however, running feet and shrieks of laughter pierce the quiet. A dozen children swarm in and out of a multipurpose room as their parents set dessert on an L-shaped table. "Who wants to read a book?" congregant...
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Determining which bariatric procedure is right for you
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Gail Snyder, Perfect Fit Feature
Even though there is no such thing as a typical weight-loss surgery patient, the majority of people who have bariatric surgery are women in their childbearing years with obesity-related health problems.
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Harry Wall | JE Feature
The passages in the history book, about the devastating 1918 influenza that took the lives of more than 30 million people worldwide, were brief, almost cryptic: "Alice Wolowitz, a student nurse at [Philadelphia's] Mount Sinai Hospital, began her shift in the morning, felt sick and was dead 12 hours later."
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Inside the Broad Street Ministry in Center City, two wiggling therapy dogs basked in the center of attention. They visit regularly to cheer up the homeless, underemployed and others who come here to eat, shower, mend clothing, make an art project or socialize. At this particular moment, however, a group of 10th graders from Camp Galil made up the majority...
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Perhaps the most significant contribution to the stability of the Jewish camping world over the past five years has come from the combined efforts of the national Foundation for Jewish Camp, Jewish federations, religious movements, synagogues and camps to make attending financially feasible. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has increased its allocation of financial aid for camp from about...
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